top hostels

in North

America

Vancouver, Canada

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PRESENTS

I've stayed in over 80 hostels over the last 3 years.  Every time I travel to a new city, I check out of my hostel and check into a new hostel every 1-2 days. This way, I meet the maximum amount of new people, and if the hostel I'm currently at doesn't have the greatest atmosphere, I can go back to previous hostels to hang out or meet up with people, since I know some guests, and usually the front desk agent. Here's my top hostels in Europe, in order from my favorite hostels (not cities).

Vancouver

Samesun Backpackers

Lively bar in Central Amsterdam, in the heart of the tourist district. There's an indoor smoking room with pillows. Stay in the 32 bed dorm for an adventure, but don't expect much sleep! 

Puerto Vallarta

Oasis Downtown Vallarta

Hipster hostel with amazing views of the mountains, lively bar, local artists, and a beer festival in February. This is one of the cleanest and nicest hostels I've stayed in!

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Sayulita

Lush Hostel Sayulita

5 buildings all around the block are part of this hostel, with a lively bar packed with backpackers. A solo traveller's paradise!

Colloseum Rome

Banff

 

Samesun Backpackers Banff

Upon arriving here, you'll feel like you're invited to a close family! The staff goes above and beyond to organize day events, nightly outings, and there's always something going on in the common room!

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Toronto

Planet Traveller Hostel

Superb hostel in a central location. Rooftop bar with cheap drinks, great atmosphere for solo backpackers

Montreal

M Montreal

Although this is a chain hostel, the atmosphere is amazing and the location is close to most major sights.

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Toronto

Planet Traveller Hostel

Superb hostel in a central location. Rooftop bar with cheap drinks, great atmosphere for solo backpackers

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Montreal

M Montreal

Although this is a chain hostel, the atmosphere is amazing and the location is close to most major sights.

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New York

The Local NYC

Not the cleanest or most glamorous hostel, but I met some amazing people here that made my trip. Hostel is over a bar with very basic facilities, but with the small nature of the hostel, you will make friends in no time!

Chicago

Wrigley Hostel

THE BEST VALUE hands down! This place has free breakfast, free quality dinner with pasta, pizza, cheeses, salads, and more! Oh and FREE DRINKS every night. How awesome is that?!

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San Diego

USA Hostels Ocean Beach

Clean and centrally located hostel, with an amazing dirt-cheap bar filled with backpackers, and nightly events. The bar get's loud, but the sleeping area does not. Win, win!

San Francisco

USA Hostels San Francisco

Superb hostel in a central location. Rooftop bar with cheap drinks, great atmosphere for solo backpackers

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Seattle

City Hostel Seattle

The hostels location was amazing, with a view of the space needle from the dorms window! Rooms were nice and big. Highly recommended in Seattle!